This week's Answer:
Bernie, I do have a number of suggestions about what you could do
As many screenwriting teachers and screenwriters propose, immediately
start writing another script or, even better, have already started
another script and jump into that one right away, thereby you keep
writing. It's like jumping from one horse to another and never stop
riding. (If you happened to be typing on a laptop while riding and
jumped onto another horse, then you'd never stop writing and
Decide that you can never write a better screenplay than the one you
just wrote and vow to never write again. And to remind yourself that
you've made that important vow, be sure to write it down. (Although...
then you would have written again, right? Oh, well. I guess you're
Decide to never write ever again, but when your left brain is
sleeping, have your right brain sneak over to your laptop and write a
screenplay. (It's like the idea of the left hand not knowing
what the right hand is doing. But in this case it's brains.)
Market the screenplay you just wrote, letting all your contacts know
you've written a winner. Although they may have all also just
written a winner screenplay and they're busy marketing. And, while
you're waiting to hear back from your queries to producers...
might as well write another screenplay.